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Home Testimony For Dwight

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A witness to the efficacy of bi-chloride of gold as a cure for nebriety has appeared in Ann Arbor. Mr. Grant E. Bliss, of 42 Washtenaw-ave, returneo last week from tlie Keeley Institute, at Dwight, 111., and believes that he is ferever liberated from the bonds of the alcoholio habit. "I went to Dwight thoroughly skeptical," said Mr. Bliss, Tuesday evening. "I told the physicians that I didn't believe they could do anything for me; but they might try, and if they did accomplish a cure, it would be the greatest blessing that could be vouchsafed to me. I began treatment at Dwight on Monday, Aug. 17, and kept it up for four weeks. I am now 'graduated,' as they say out there, and if X ever take another drop of whiskey it will be from pure cussedness. "I have a bottle with me now," Mr. Bliss went on, "the same one that was given me in Dwight, and I have no taste for it whatever. Of course, I could go to work and acquire the taste all over again; but, as I said bef ore, if I do it will be from pure cussedness- nothing elee. "I teil you, it is pitiful to see the crowds of victims of alcohol who come there in the last stages of inebriety. Understand, most of the patients there are serious, high-minded men, for if a man doesn't wish to be cured there is no use of him taking treatment. Four times a day a crowd of silent men form in line at the office, and, with bared arm, await their turn for the hypodermic injection. Kach patiënt, moreover, has his bottle of bi-chloride of gold, jvhich he takes every two hours. Dr. Kelley gives every man all the liquor that is necessary until he drops it of his ÖWn free will. ït is no asylum. Patients go to hotels and boarding houses, reporting to the office as they would to any other regular physician. "One thing, which is somewhat amusing, is that patients almost universally come in drunk. If it proves a cure, they think, they will have had a good drunk first, anywav. By the latter part of the first week they are usually very sick. That is the turning point. A thing that always seemed to me inconsistent is that saloon keepers will come there and receive a cure, and then go back and sell the stuff to others. "Kelley, you know, is a regular physician, an oíd army surgeon. He has been studying on this thing ever since the war, for it was his experience with the soldiers that led him to believe that inebriety was a diseasa. Any man who has feit the unqueuchable, gnawing thirst of the confirmed inebríate knows that Dr. Kelley is right." Mr. Bliss is so confident of the nature of the doublé chloride of gold remedy, and so thankful for its results with himself, that he wishes to any other unfortunate to the same boon. He wishes it stated that he will be glad to furnish any information that may be desired.


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